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    Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    anyone else scared to death at the prospect of Nova starting a game in the post season?

    He gets hit WAY TOO MUCH for comfort.

    who agrees?
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    It's hard to argue your point at the moment. CC and Kuroda are the only locks for the playoff starts -- after that it's whoever is the hottest in their last five starts or so. Hopefully, that will be Andy and Phil.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Young Steinbrenner CANNOT be trusted to start a thread.

    anyone else scared of what his next thread might be?

    He is WAY TOO FRIVOLOUS in his topic selection.

    who agrees?

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    CC and Kuroda are the only locks for the playoff starts -- after that it's whoever is the hottest in their last five starts or so.
    That's the thing - the guys behind CC and Kuroda are so touch-and-go that for all we know, at the end of the season Nova could be hot, Hughes could be getting bombed and Pettitte might not fully recover at all. Then what do you do? Not a decision to be made on Aug. 10.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    It's hard to argue your point at the moment. CC and Kuroda are the only locks for the playoff starts -- after that it's whoever is the hottest in their last five starts or so. Hopefully, that will be Andy and Phil.
    If Andy is healthy, he'll get a playoff start unless he's getting absolutely shelled every time out.

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    It also depends on how those first two games go. Also, I would imagine no matter what, after CC and Kuroda everyone else will have a pretty short leash.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    CC, Kuroda, hope the offense rakes/the bullpen is dominant. Of course if Andy is healthy I'm fully confident in him being the #3...I'm just not confident he will be healthy.

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    What an incredibly random thread.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Nova knows how to pick days the Yanks are doing to score. Dude has .692 W% as a Yankee. Gotta start him so the offense can explode.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Honestly, can we at least wait until mid-September before we start these types of threads?

    For all we know, Nova may not get a post-season start. Or, he could turn his season around and begin producing like he did in June (3-0, 1.26, 1.01 WHIP). Or, he could be demoted to AAA because he stinks even worse.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeyankeefan View Post
    Honestly, can we at least wait until mid-September before we start these types of threads?

    For all we know, Nova may not get a post-season start. Or, he could turn his season around and begin producing like he did in June (3-0, 1.26, 1.01 WHIP). Or, he could be demoted to AAA because he stinks even worse.
    If he does get demoted, would you trust him to start a AAA playoff gaMe?
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Phil Hughes CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

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    Drinking Establishments have mediocre fastballs, unreliable curveballs and no OUT pitch

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    Young Steinbrenner CANNOT be trusted to start a thread.

    anyone else scared of what his next thread might be?

    He is WAY TOO FRIVOLOUS in his topic selection.

    who agrees?

    j/k
    It would appear as such.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    If he does get demoted, would you trust him to start a AAA playoff gaMe?
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    crap, i didnt know the playoffs started tomorrow

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    Since this thread is a little off kilter anyway, I'll talk about Jim Mora ranting.

    As funny as this one is, my favorite is one where, as coach of the Saints, he goes into a "We sucked. We couldn't run the ball. We couldn't stop the run...."

    Actually, here....

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    Young Steinbrenner CANNOT be trusted to start a thread.

    anyone else scared of what his next thread might be?

    He is WAY TOO FRIVOLOUS in his topic selection.

    who agrees?

    j/k

    hahahahahahah very funny
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game



    Jim Mora > Freddy Garcia > Ivan Nova if the playoffs started tomorrow.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Steinbrenner View Post
    anyone else scared to death at the prospect of Nova starting a game in the post season?

    He gets hit WAY TOO MUCH for comfort.

    who agrees?

    No, not a single bit.

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    It's hard to argue your point at the moment. CC and Kuroda are the only locks for the playoff starts -- after that it's whoever is the hottest in their last five starts or so. Hopefully, that will be Andy and Phil.

    By that time the Yankees will have obtained Cliff Lee from the Phillies

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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    The guy can't even pitch a complete game against the Blue Jays. Terrible.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    he doesnt get a pass for beating up the minor league lineup of Toronto

    between Hughes inability to finish with 2 strikes and Nova's inconsistency I dread our 4th starter spot for the playoffs

    hilarious Jim Mora rant video, ya gota love that

    but anyways Nova isn't off the hook yet, not to me
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    How many #3/4 pitchers are there that you'd consider a reliable playoff pitcher?

    At the end of the day, managers don't play who they'd like to play- they play the players they have. I'm sure Girardi would love to have CC as the #5 pitcher behind Verlander, Weaver, Felix, and Price (obligatory "get it done, Cash!"). He doesn't though, and he has to work with what he has, like any other manager.

    His options are

    Hughes
    Garcia
    Nova
    Pettitte

    He needs to pick 2 of those 4 for a spot in the playoff rotation. I'm not sure any one of those is any better than the rest at this point, unless Andy comes back without missing a beat.
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    Re: Ivan Nova CANNOT be trusted to start a playoff game

    i think Pettitte is guaranteed the 3rd starter spot
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